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Mexican, Southwestern
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44 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3141
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Moose Lake, Minnesota
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our meal at Pepperhead. The hosts were extremely attentive and it was the perfect place for our group of six to relax and visit.

Thank Michelle L
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We was told to try this place by where we was staying. She was right on very good food The service was great to. If you like real Mexican food you will love this place.

Thank Mitchell H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I dined at this restaurant for dinner while visiting Mesa Verde. Friday night early, Plc packed and we ate at the bar. Good margaritas, but potent. Had cardinatas. Wife had relenos and enchiladas. Mine was good, hers was better. Large portions, quit a afriendly and engaging staff. We rate it better than your typical Mexican restaurant.

Thank Ron H
Kiel, Germany
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Dinner wasn't that exciting. The dishes were decent, but not amazing. However, the ambiance was lovely and the dessert was fabulous (flan and creme brulee)!

Thank jlscwg
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Since I found Pepperhead, I have become a regular. The drinks are great, the food was great, the staff is always sweet and accommodating. I might just go there tonight…

1 Thank Steve D
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

I have tried the food here several times and it's just not on par with other restaurants in the area. The food is just so so. You can get some much more flavor from the other Mexican restaurant in the area.

Thank pfrench4gw8
Nashville, Tennessee
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94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

I tried the Layered Chicken Enchiladas years ago when visiting Cortez... what a great dish! When I got back home I had to google the place and look at the menu again to see what I had! I had to try and replicate it... got close but not exactly right! I guess you gotta go there. The dish is full... More 

Thank DvsDan
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171 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Very tasty enchiladas in very large portion. They have in under quick lunch and they were very large. Fast, courteous service.

Thank rockhill2124
Dolores, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Great place to order take out! It's always ready when you get there! The food is amazing and very reasonable prices! Will continue to visit this establishment as much as we can! :)

Thank Carol D
Baraboo, Wi
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

We'd had Mexican food for the previous two nights on our trip, but were very pleased with the entire experience at Pepperhead. The staff were exceedingly friendly, the decor was cute. and the food was outstanding and fresh. We would definitely eat there again.

Thank TravelerKTC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3141
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?